In greater numbers, workers are asking their bosses to change their work schedules, relax company dress codes and make other adjustments so that they can fulfill their job requirements and religious obligations at the same time.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuits against two companies alleging unlawful and discriminatory use of criminal background checks in their hiring policies should serve as a reminder to employers to tread carefully.
The new regulations under the Affordable Care Act allow employers to offer bigger rewards for workplace wellness programs that incentivize employees to improve their health, but the rules fail to give guidance on whether such programs could run afoul of federal anti-discrimination laws.
Unconscious biases and perceptions pose significant obstacles for African-Americans seeking jobs and advancement in the federal sector, according to a new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A Colorado federal court has sanctioned the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for delaying an employer’s efforts to discover the emails, texts and blog posts of employees seeking damages for sexual harassment.
Workplace discrimination charges went down slightly in fiscal year 2012, according to year-end data released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In another example of courts and litigants struggling with the boundaries of discoverability of social media, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a motion seeking to limit a discovery order.
A jury rather than the trial judge should have decided factual disputes regarding whether a Title VII plaintiff timely filed his administrative complaint with the EEOC, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Rite Aid Corp. will pay $250,000 to settle federal claims that the drugstore chain fired a Maryland man because he had epilepsy and had filed an Americans with Disabilities Act claim against the company with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity could pursue a pattern-or-practice sex discrimination suit under Title VII’s general grant of enforcement authority, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.